Together We Touch the Future!
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! On behalf of the ECCC PTA board, we look forward to working with our PTA volunteers, our teachers, administrators and our community leaders throughout East Cobb to help every child reach their potential. Our theme this year is “Together We Touch the Future.” Together we strive to help our children to grow and to learn. A high quality education is indispensable to our children in an exponentially competitive world and essential to the ongoing strength of our communities. Together we will make a difference and together we will touch the future.
We are proud to announce the 2014-2015 ECCC PTA Board. Let us know how we can help you support our children’s education.
Executive Committee: Anne Davidson, President; Tisa Franklin, Vice President; Laine Liss Vice President; Lori Bartik, Treasurer; Sara O’Dea, Secretary; Stephanie Daniels, Parliamentarian, Past President and Advisor; Anita Jones, Past President and Advisor.
ECCC PTA Board 2014-2015
ECCC Priority Committee Chairs: Cindy Goolsby & Patty Pace, Reflections Co-Chairs; Christi McCarey & Jill Wilson, Communications Co-Chairs; Shay Antoniades, Community Outreach Chair; Wendy Stewart, Diversity & Inclusion Chair; Stephanie Ives, Environmental Education Chair; Amoni Witcher, Family Engagement Chair; Jennifer Saboura, Health & Wellness Chair; Chana Wade & Kristine Schwartz, Legislation Co-Chairs; Paty Holdmeyer & Cindy Smoak, Membership Co-Chairs; Victoria Ellis, Youth Services Co-Chair
ECCC PTA Council Project Chairs: Jennifer Limeri, Honoring Our Heroes Chair; Irene Barton, Scholarship Chair; Julie Gilchrist, Hospitality Chair
ECCC PTA Cluster Representatives: Mirla Bigda, Lassiter/Kell Cluster Rep.; Susan McCullough, Sprayberry Cluster Rep.; Heather Callahan, Walton Cluster Rep.; Sharon Troisi, Pope Cluster Rep.; Sarah Kirwan, Wheeler Cluster Rep
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children, and;
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the Nation.
PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community—Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively—Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success—Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child—Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.
Standard 5: Sharing power—Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.
Standard 6: Collaborating with community—Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.